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Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America and a visiting assistant professor at Saint Louis University in the departments of political science and philosophy.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops is not an end, but instead represents a new chapter in our entanglement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, agree several experts contacted by America magazine.
FaithShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The U.S. church isn’t just polarized; it is tired. And it is polarized in part because it is tired.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post on May 12. In a speech before the vote, Ms. Cheney reportedly championed the importance of being a “party based on truth.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Republicans have booted Liz Cheney for resisting the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. This move could boomerang on those who champion the truths of tradition and faith.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
But critics say the president’s talk about human dignity rings hollow when he is using his office to advance the greatest social injustice in America since slavery—abortion—in the next moment.
President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Refugees and displaced persons are not just the concern of "progressives," but a broad concern of Americans, including Catholics.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Joe Biden wants to build support among U.S. citizens so that the G.O.P. is forced to work with him.
FaithShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Recent articles in National Catholic Reporter and Crisis criticize Bishop Barron for opposing reasons, but it is remarkable how similar their endpoints are: Bishop Barron makes great points about our enemies, but he just does not get us.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The Associated Press (again) investigated Catholic dioceses that benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program. Here’s what they got wrong about the church in the United States.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The “On Eagle’s Wings” debate was never just about a hymn. It was about whether Catholics will rip each other apart during the Biden presidency.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
President Biden faces a litany of crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J. But he must make a special effort to remember the nation’s poor, who do not have a seat at the political table.